Eagles Fan Launches GoFundMe to Change Draft Pick’s Name

Having this tight end’s first name in Philly could be troublesome …

Dallas Goedert. (Photo: South Dakota State University athletics.)

With the 49th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles jumped one spot ahead of the Dallas Cowboys to select a tight end named … Dallas. This sure could spell trouble in the Delaware Valley!

Although Dallas Goedert didn’t grow up a fan of the self-proclaimed “America’s Team” (thank God), the father of the South Dakota State product did, so naturally he named his boy after the squad that he cheers for on Sundays. That doesn’t sit well with some among the notoriously fickle flock of Birds fans.

So now at least one of them is seeking $1,200 to pay for Goedert to change his name to Philly or Phil or anything other than the city where our biggest rival calls home. Dubbed “the most idiotic GoFundMe I have ever seen” by one commenter, the tongue-in-cheek crowdfunding page has garnered zero donations so far.